Is it just me, or are those very low spring rates ?Freeride777 said:Looking at running an Elka shock on my wife's forthcoming 951...they provide custom tuned shocks.
"Elka tunes the Stage 5 for a bike's specific leverage ratio and rider needs, in most cases the shock is very close to being dialed as soon as it's installed on your bike. The adjustments provide a wide and useful range that is relevant to your bike's design. The Stage 5 seems the perfect candidate for those bikes with very low leverage rates, and there seems to be more and more of those springing up lately. Designs with aggressive falling or even rising rates can also be accommodated. It is worth noting that Elka has forgone letting the consumer adjust pressure within the reservoir, instead it is set at the factory leaving you with one less thing to worry about"
This is their speck for a 951 tune:
MAKE - INTENSE
MODEL - 951 FRO
YEAR(S) - 2010
SHOCK SIZE - 9.5" x 3.0" (240mm x 76mm)
SHOCK PART # - PB25CR/HSLS/MTB/9.5x3.0
COMP. VALVING - MC20
REB. VALVING - MR30
CAN USE STOCK SPRING - Yes
SPRING - 100/155 lbs - M300x7.25x3.5
SPRING - 150/175 lbs - M350x6.75x3.0
SPRING - 170/205 lbs - M400x6.75x3.0
SPRING - 200/255 lbs - M450x6.75x3.0
SPRING - 250/305 lbs - M500x6.75x3.0
CAN USE STOCK MOUNTS - Yes
PIGGYBACK MOUNTING - ASS-SP-0901-8x41.00 (3pc.)
EYELET MOUNTING - LK-SP109-8X33.68 (2pc.)
Anyone have any feedback about running an Elka shock on a 951 ?
And BTW, if anyone @ Elka wants to hook me up with a proto, I, and my friends would be more than happy to put some hurt on one.